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National Park of Mt. Palung in West Kalimantan

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National Park of Mt. Palung is located in North Kayong and Ketapang regency, West Kalimantan. The park has the most complete ecosystem in Indonesia. The mountain is 1,116 meters high. That’s why, this park is named National Park of Mt. Palung. The National Park of Mt. Palung is one of natural preservation locations which has high value of natural diversity and various types of ecosystem, such as mangrove forest, swamp forest, peat swamp, fresh water swamp forest, and tropical Pamah forest. The mountain is always covered with fog.    Around 65 percent of its area is still primary forest which is not disturbed by human activities and has a lot of plants and wild animals. At the park, there are main tourism objects: Lubuk Baji, Batu Barat, Riam Berasap and Peramas hill. You can use sky or sea lines to access the National Park of Mt. Palung. If you use sky line, from Pontianak to Ketapang, the trip takes around one and a half hours. Then, it is continued to Sukadana or Melano bay by using car around 5 hours. Meanwhile, by sea line, from Pontianak directly to Melano bay, it takes around 9-10 hours. To enter to the park, foreign tourist will be charged Rp Rp 10,000 per person. Visitors who brings camera must pay extra charge Rp 2,500 per photograph and Rp 25,000 for video camera.

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